Introduction from our CEO, Jawad Ashraf
Hello again, and welcome to Terra Virtua’s monthly news blog!
Since 2017, Terra Virtua has been a consistent industry leader within the metaverse, NFT, and blockchain industries – and it’s been a real pleasure to share this adventure with my fellow Co-Founder, Gary Bracey. Five years after we first started this company, Gary and I sat down for an in-depth chat about Terra Virtua’s journey so far, where our vision will take us in the future, and some funny stories about life behind the scenes. You can watch the whole discussion on YouTube right now, by clicking the button below:
Terra Virtua News: Terra Virtua Joins Williams Racing as Official Metaverse Partner
Terra Virtua has joined Williams Racing as its official metaverse partner. The multi-year partnership began on May 6, just before the Formula One racing team took to the track in Florida for the first-ever Miami Grand Prix.
Williams and Terra Virtua will explore opportunities to develop digital collectibles and generative art projects, to take Williams Racing fans into the metaverse through interactive experiences in virtual environments.
Terra Virtua News: We’ve Relaunched Our NFT Art Instagram Page!
We’ve been stepping up our NFT art game recently, and our Art Instagram relaunch is a key part of this expansion. The Terra Virtua Art Team prioritises credibility, authenticity, and artistic intent over memes and cash grabs – and you can think of our NFT Marketplace (and Art Instagram page) as a high-end art gallery, dedicated only to the very best that the NFT art world has to offer. Click the button below to go straight to our NFT Art Instagram page, @terravirtuaart!
Industry News: NFTs Are Coming to Facebook
As we mentioned in our March news blog, Instagram users will soon be able to showcase their NFTs through their profiles – and Mark Zuckerberg recently also confirmed that NFTs will arrive on Facebook too! Instagram’s NFT functionality will include 3D NFTs and augmented reality (AR), so maybe you’ll be able to buy a 3D NFT from the Terra Virtua Marketplace (like a vFlect, Godzilla, or King Kong) and show it off to your friends through your Instagram Stories! More details are still to come, but NFTs are definitely here to stay.
Terra Virtua News: Tim Cantor Painted a ‘Ballad to the Moon’ for His Latest NFT Art Collection
The ‘Ballad to the Moon’ collection came to Tim Cantor – one of our all-time bestselling artists – in the midst of constant rage on the airwaves, and comprises 4 stunning conceptual NFT artworks that are brought together in one final 5th NFT (‘Ballad to the Moon – Evolution’), featuring an audio recording of a poem written by Tim himself.
Industry News: Spotify NFT Integration Trialled in America
Making a living as a musician has always been challenging, but NFTs provide plenty of opportunities for bands and artists to get creative and find profitable ways to provide value to their fans. Spotify – one of the world’s biggest music discovery and streaming platforms – has recognised the potential of this new technology, and is now finding ways to integrate NFTs into its band/artist profiles. Although this feature is still in its testing phase, fans will soon be able to browse musicians’ NFTs, get detailed information about NFTs they’re interested in, and use third-party links to make purchases.
Terra Virtua News: The Boys Are Back in a New NFT Comic Book Collection!
We couldn’t wait for Season 3 of The Boys, so we got impatient and started dropping a series of superpowered NFTs! You can learn more about these very special drops by clicking right here:
Terra Virtua News: Jim Wheat Celebrated The Queen's Platinum Jubilee With His NFT Art Collection 'Royal Platinum Disruptives'
Dollarsandart creator Jim Wheat has been collaborating with Terra Virtua on his extensive ‘Heroes and Villains’ project for almost a year, dropping some truly epic and thought-provoking NFT art pieces into our Marketplace along the way. In this latest addition to the ‘Heroes and Villains’ collection, Jim celebrates The Queen of England’s Platinum Jubilee as only he can…
Terra Virtua News: 'Pop and Toast' Launched Her First NFT Art Collection, 'Dom Perignon'
The pioneering Dubai-based Irish artist Anna McKeown, also known as ‘Pop and Toast’, has made her Terra Virtua debut in style with this exclusive new limited edition NFT artwork!
‘Pop and Toast’ has developed an immediately recognisable signature style that combines abstract aesthetics with a celebratory message and iconic bottles, attracting high-profile collaborators from Chanel to Tom Ford.
Industry News: Starbucks Is Preparing to Launch Unique NFTs
Coffee shops have long served as fantastic social spaces – and with Web3 and the metaverse quickly gaining ground across an ever-expanding list of industries, coffee-related NFTs are naturally on the horizon. Using its own custom-built platform, Starbucks is now looking to launch a collection of NFTs that will act as an art collection, community hub, and access pass to unlock rewards that have yet to be announced.
Sustainability will also play a central role in Starbucks’ new ecosystem, perhaps paving the way for fairtrade NFTs.
Terra Virtua News: ‘Dreams’ Came True, as Christian Dittus Made His NFT Art Debut
Showcasing a much-needed and heady burst of bold and bright colours, the award-winning Chilean artist Christian Dittus shared his first NFT art collection, ‘Dreams’, through the Terra Virtua NFT Marketplace.We were truly delighted to help bring Christian’s vision to life with this unique, playful, and highly emotive set of NFT artworks.
Life behind the scenes at Terra Virtua is more exciting than ever, especially after this month’s developments! Expect even more stunning NFT art drops, more super exciting IP partnership updates, and metaverse-related news coming very soon…
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